By: Sean Murray
Two years ago, it was easy to say that the average Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) deal was about $20,000 to $25,000. The claim used to be, funding up to $250,000! And yet very few companies would actually go that high when it came down to it. But now?
A million here, a million there… It’s all just business as usual. Nothing to see here everybody. Go on Tozzi, write another article about how MCA is for minuscule retailers that can’t get approved for a low limit credit card. Whether you call it MCA, Merchant Financing, or Merchant Lending, there’s no doubt that capital has become more accessible to businesses across the country. And the amounts being disbursed are getting BIGGER.
On October 12, 2012, Rapid Capital Funding (RCF), a mid-sized funder in Miami, FL provided $1,250,000 to a national convenience store chain. RCF published an official company announcement about it, but we actually got wind of the deal a week before it closed. The Merchant Processing Resource staff is friendly with the folks at RCF, particularly with their lead underwriter, Andrew Hernandez. Hernandez is an industry veteran, with five years of MCA underwriting experience under his belt. So while RCF hasn’t had the reputation for taking on big paper in the past, we can’t say that we’re shocked that they’re marching down that path.
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Sean is the founder of Merchant Processing Resource, the co-founder of the Merchant Cash Advance forum, DailyFunder.com, the developer of the first Merchant Cash Advance industry iPhone app, and a moderator of both the Small Business and Entrepreneur communities on Google+. Learn more about his Merchant Cash Advance background on LinkedIn or follow him on Google+.
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